A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Goodlad, Lynn

Lexicon overlap between author and dialects

This is how much the author's top 200 most frequently used words overlaps with each major dialects top 200 words
An overlap of more than 50% is a pretty good match. Because of the nature of the top 200 words, almost no-one has an overlap of more than 70%, they'd have to be writing about a really broad range of things, like body parts, working, playing, thinking, governance, and so on.
On average Scots writers overlap with English by about 27%, so this is perhaps an indication on where on the Scots - Scottish English spectrum a writer's lexicon lies.

Dialect groupoverlap
Central15.5%
Doric14.0%
Ulster11.5%
Shetland18.5%
Orkney16.0%
Southern13.0%
English10.5%

Fine-grain dialect

DialectoverlapDescription
ORK16.0%Orkney
SHD18.5%Shetland
TON0.0%Tonge
NNB12.0%North Northern B (Caithness)
NNA4.5%North Northern A (Black Isle)
MNA12.5%Mid Northern A
MNB12.0%Mid Northern B
SNO12.5%South Northern
ABN13.5%Aberdeen
DOR14.5%General Northern
NEC13.0%North East Central
SEC15.5%(South) East Central
WCE15.5%West Central
DUN13.0%Dundee
EDN13.5%Edinburgh
GLA15.5%Glasgow
AYR13.5%Ayrshire
LAL15.5%General Central
SEA13.0%South East (Borders)
SWE15.0%South West (Galloway)
DUL1.5%Donegal (East Donegal)
WUL11.5%West Ulster (Letterkenny / L'Derry)
CUL10.0%Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim)
BUL8.0%Ballymena Ulster (Mid Antrim)
SUL8.0%South Antrim (Between Sixmilewater and Belfast)
BEL0.0%Eastern Ulster (Belfast)
PUL11.5%Peninsular Ulster (Ards)
EUL12.0%East Antrim (Larne)
GUL9.0%General Ulster
SYN9.0%Synthetic (no region)